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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 400
  • Gross Revenues: $268,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 400 attorneys and is the 113th largest firm in the United States.  With $268,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 119th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 119 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

To This Litigant, Judicial Campaign Finance Case is Personal

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2015

To understand the potential for corruption or the appearance of corruption from big money in judicial elections, consider the experience of Hugh Caperton.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Injured Party Can File Counterclaim Against Insurer

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2015

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that an injured party can bring a declaratory judgment claim against an insurer directly—if the insurer has already named that party as a defendant in its own claim.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Karlinsky Among 3 Named to Supreme Court JNC

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott appoints three lawyers to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.

Hiring Laterals With an Eye on Business Prospects

Eric Dewey : New Jersey Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Innovative law firms are including their business development professionals in the process of recruiting and selecting lateral attorney hires.

Law Firm Leaders Struggle With Setting Firmwide Rates

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014

The collective weight of the season is upon law firm managing partners this month, with the season of course being that of collections, partner compensation and rate-setting. And the latter has proven a bit vexing for firm leaders this year as they grapple with setting rates in an era where firms span multiple markets and practice concentrations, clients aren't willing to pay the published rates and alternative fee deals are a growing part of firm revenue.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

Firms See Strong Revenue, PPP in 'Investment' Year

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.

Attorneys Say Shale Work Still Strong Despite Low Oil Prices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Declining prices at the gas pump are good for consumers, but they can also potentially reduce demand for shale-based products.

Penn State's Legal Fees Rack Up While Controversy Winds Down

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

As UVA comes under fire for failing to investigate reports of sexual assault on campus, Penn State is trying to wind down a controversy of its own. DLA Piper released its ninth quarterly report on athletic integrity at the university, giving it a positive review of its progress. Meanwhile, firms such as Reed Smith, Saul Ewing, Duane Morris, Jenner & Block, along with DLA, will collect some of the $56 million—perhaps more—that Penn State now owes in legal and other fees.

Hiring Laterals With an Eye on Business Prospects

Eric Dewey : The Recorder : December 04, 2014

A law firm's marketing and business development staff can help in hiring decisions and integration.

SEPTA Loses Round Over Ad Linking Hitler, Islam

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 02, 2014

A caustic advertising campaign that has won the right to publish on public transportation in New York and D.C. is looking to come to Philadelphia. And the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization run by two bloggers who are critical of Islam, has won a round against SEPTA in federal court in Philadelphia.

Truck Driver Wins Verdict After Serving Jail Time

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 25, 2014

A truck driver who was accused of stealing gasoline from his employers and sent to jail for three months has won his malicious prosecution case against the Philadelphia food bank he worked for.

Lawyer for Lynn Attacks Child Endangerment Conviction

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 19, 2014

The attorney representing the first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests argued Tuesday before the state Supreme Court that the conviction should not stand because the official did not have any supervisory interactions with the children.

'Secret Archive' Files Sought in Clergy Abuse Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 14, 2014

The plaintiff in a priest sex-abuse case has asked the court to compel the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to reveal its "secret archive" files and personnel records on 17 priests.

Driver Accused of Theft Wins Case Against Philabundance

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 13, 2014

A truck driver who was accused of stealing gasoline from his employers and sent to jail for three months has won his malicious prosecution case against the Philadelphia food bank he worked for.

Western District Rules on Computer Professional FLSA Exemption

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 12, 2014

District courts have split in three directions on how to apply the exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act for computer professionals and, now, the Western District of Pennsylvania has weighed in.

People in the News - Nov. 6, 2014 - Goryl Joins KML Law Group

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 06, 2014

Melissa H. Paris joined Rawle & Henderson as an associate in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Two More Fla. Hospitals Accused in Suit Over ER Visits

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 29, 2014

A proposed class action against a Florida hospital owned by HCA Holdings, Inc., has expanded to add another pair of medical facilities, each of which, the plaintiffs allege, are gouging emergency room patients.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Student Nurse's Civil Rights Lawsuit Gets Green Light

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 23, 2014

A private hospital and a public university could face millions of dollars in damages since a nursing student won summary judgment on her civil rights claim after she was tossed out of her graduate program for refusing to take a drug test.

U.S. Virgin Islands Sues Buchanan Ingersoll Over Tax Issues

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : October 21, 2014

The U.S. Virgin Islands is suing Buchanan Ingersoll over allegations the law firm gave wrong advice about whether a bond issue would be tax-exempt.

Harrisburg and Lancaster Firms Looking Up, Heading South

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2014

Business for law firms in Harrisburg and Lancaster has been improving at a steady pace, but an additional opportunity has presented itself for those willing to venture south.

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

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: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

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Judge OKs Trade-Secrets Claims Against Latham & Watkins

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 01, 2014

A federal judge has allowed to proceed half of the claims legal services consulting company Mattern & Associates filed in its trade-secrets case against Latham & Watkins